USDA to use project software

The Agriculture Department plans to install software to analyze work performance and improve project management.

Agency officials chose Metier Ltd.'s WorkLenz software for capital planning and investment control. The first phase of the software will be implemented in the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

WorkLenz statistically analyzes and predicts work performance, said Jennifer Smith, director of marketing for Washington, D.C.-based Metier. That gives the department a view of trends and possible trouble areas, allowing officials to stop problems before they happen, she said.

"They have initiatives to improve their project performance and improve their processes," Smith said. WorkLenz "is being used to model and manage their projects and programs from a portfolio standpoint."

She said there's no estimate of the software's total cost or value, because it will be rolled out in phases. Other agencies and offices in the department will have the option of using the software after it's installed in the CIO's office.

The Web-based software is also used for value management, risk assessment and mitigation, integrated cost, schedule, and performance.

Featured

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.